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SLS Scoring Policies

Cancellation of Scores by ETS

As much as possible, ETS scores tests to accurately reflect the performance of every test taker. Accordingly, ETS's standards and procedures for administering tests have two primary goals:

  • giving test takers equivalent opportunities to demonstrate their abilities
  • preventing test takers from gaining an unfair advantage over others

Reasons for Cancellation

To promote these objectives, ETS reserves the right to cancel any test score whether or not it has already been reported, and to take such other actions as ETS deems appropriate, including banning the test taker from taking any future ETS test and referring the matter to law enforcement authorities, when in ETS's judgement, a testing irregularity occurs; there is an apparent discrepancy in a test taker's identification; the test taker may have engaged in misconduct, including without limitation having someone else take the test for the test taker, obtaining improper access to test questions or answers, disclosing test questions or answers to third parties, plagiarism, or copying or communication; or the score is invalid for another reason.

When ETS cancels a test score that has already been reported, it notifies score recipients that the score has been canceled.

We will provide a copy of the cancellation letter you receive to recipients of your scores.